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Why Is an Atheist High School Student Getting Vicious Death Threats?


Why Is an Atheist High School Student Getting Vicious Death Threats?

If you take away just two things from the story about atheist high school student Jessica Ahlquist, and the court case she won last week to have a prayer banner taken out of her public school, let it be these:

  1. The ruling in this case was entirely unsurprising. It is 100 percent in line with unambiguous legal precedent, established and re-established over many decades, exemplifying a basic principle of constitutional law.
  2. As a result of this lawsuit, Jessica Ahlquist is now being bullied, ostracized and threatened with violence in her community. She has been called “evil” in public by her state representative, and is being targeted with multiple threats of violence, rape and death.

Which leads one to wonder: What the hell is going on here?

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I attended a Christian elementary school in Cranston, Rhode Island. It was a quite unpleasant time.

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    Dat commentary.
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    Yeaaaahhhh this is not nor shall it ever be okay. T.T
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    I am consistently amazed at the things people in this country do and say to atheists. Ugh. UGH.
  11. chos reblogged this from abcsoupdot and added:
    Death threats because of a prayer sign? Religion is suppose to promote peace and love not hatred. This is ridiculous. I...
  12. alyshabee reblogged this from jonathan-cunningham and added:
    This does not actually answer the question of why Christians are upset about this. This was not a fight about beliefs....
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    Seems to me only one faction would be angry enough to send this girl death threats. And of course, in the spirit of...
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    If anyone has any doubts about the threats of violence against this students, they should go the the linked article and...
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    I usually don’t do this, but I emailed the state representative involved. This is what I said: Regarding your bigotry. A...
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